Fortune - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ˈfɔːrtʃən|  American pronunciation of the word fortune
Brit.  |ˈfɔːtʃuːn|  British pronunciation of the word fortune

noun

- an unknown and unpredictable phenomenon that causes an event to result one way rather than another (syn: chance, hazard, luck)
- a large amount of wealth or prosperity
- an unknown and unpredictable phenomenon that leads to a favorable outcome(syn: luck)

it was as if fortune guided his hand

- your overall circumstances or condition in life (including everything that happens to you)(syn: circumstances, destiny, fate, lot, luck, portion)

whatever my fortune may be

Examples

He hoped to achieve fame and fortune.

They had the good fortune to escape injury when their car crashed.

The book follows the fortunes of two families through the years.

She lost her fortune in the war.

That dusty old painting on the wall could well be worth a small fortune.

Through all his changing fortunes, he never lost courage.

I could hardly believe my fortune.

I escaped being caught by good fortune.

He had the good fortune to be in the right place at the right time.

May Fortune smile on our enterprise this day.

I set off to seek my fortune in another country.

After trying his fortune in France and Germany, he eventually settled in Holland.

He made a fortune selling property in Spain.

My first painting sold for £25, a small fortune then for an art student.

He died in poverty in 1947, but his art is worth a fortune.

Word forms

noun
singular: fortune
plural: fortunes
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